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How the universe creates gold

Finally, scientists know how the universe makes gold. They’ve seen it created in the cosmic fire of 2 colliding stars via the gravitational wave they …

Stanford researchers built a 'gaydar' for photos — and it reveals something disturbing about facial recognition technology

Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of Business caused a stir last month when they suggested that artificial intelligence could apply a sort of "gaydar" to profile photos on dating websites.<p>In a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Personality …

Artificial Intelligence

The investor behind The Big Short says Canada is ‘ripe’ for a severe housing correction

Canada’s housing market is “ripe for a pretty severe correction” with Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce the most vulnerable, according to Steve …

Canadian Real Estate

A couple paid for two Teslas by sharing them on the Airbnb for cars — here’s how they did it

As Chad Hurin puts it, he's not a car guy. But he is a Tesla enthusiast.<p>Before buying his first Tesla — a Model S 60 — Hurin owned a 2008 Pontiac that he guesses is worth $2,000 at this point. It still sits in his driveway in San Diego, California, flanked by the $68,000 Model S and his wife's …

Tesla

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Shown to Help Teeth Repair Cavities Naturally

No fillings, no drills.<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

The price of bitcoin has a 91% correlation with Google searches for bitcoin

The current price of bitcoin has a 91% correlation with the volume of Google search requests for bitcoin-related terms, according to a study by SEMrush, a search engine marketing agency.<p>The study drew from a database of 120 million US keyword searches linked to the cryptocurrency. The overall …

Cryptocurrency

Foreign students flock to Canada as government struggles to get grads to stay

Some of Canada's biggest universities are beginning the new school year with a record number of international students on campus.<p>The steady upswing …

Canadian government is making the right moves in cracking down on lending practices

If you didn't live through the American financial disaster of 2008, then you've probably never seen contagion spread through a residential …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under the stars.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, Canada.<p>The four-night, …

Cassini Stared Into Saturn's Polar Abyss, and It's Creepy As Hell

As Cassini’s tour of Saturn comes to a close, NASA’s getting a bit nostalgic. Yesterday, the space agency released a photo of Saturn’s North pole the …

This 18-year-old digital-currency millionaire thinks bitcoin could hit $10,000 a coin

And despite the recent tumult in the world of digital currency and a huge run-up in the value of bitcoin, Finman is still a bitcoin believer. By his reckoning, the cyber currency still has a ton of upside.<p>Indeed, Finman said recently that buying bitcoin now would be a "very smart financial …

Cryptocurrency

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Supreme Court will not hear case of refugee who could lose status after return visit to Sri Lanka

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the case of a Sri Lankan refugee who risks being removed from Canada after returning to visit his home …

How to Fly to Japan for Only $392 Round-Trip (Yes, Really)

Japan is hardly considered close to the U.S.—it takes about 11 hours to fly from the West Coast to Tokyo—so it's often overlooked as a travel …

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of the future of AI is ‘limited’

It’s fascinating to imagine the conversations that happen behind closed doors between the world’s richest and most powerful, so when they occur in the open — and over topics that impact the future of the world — it’s hard to do anything but grab the popcorn and watch intensely.<p>Billionaire business …

Artificial Intelligence

Driving a car for more than two hours a day sends your brain into reverse gear

Study of 500,000 people over five-year period offers startling findings.<p>Ever feel like you're effectively stuck in reverse gear while at the wheel? …

This French castle can be yours for $17 million — take a look inside

Château de La Barben is located in Aix-en-Provence, South of France. The castle is nearly 1,000 years old.<p>The current owner's father bought it in the '60s. It has been running as a family business to rent out rooms as bed and breakfasts, and for the public to enjoy. The owners want to move on, and …

Family Business

Paramedic whose mother died in his arms is denied workers' compensation

For seven months, Quebec paramedic Olivier Mireault has been living in fear that he will be called to take one of his friends or family to the …

Your revolution was dumb and it filled us with refugees: A Canadian take on the American Revolutionary War

To be clear; Canada loves you, United States. You buy our oil, you made Drake a superstar and you haven’t invaded us for 205 years. As Poland and …

American Revolution

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

This app allows you to try on lipsticks from every brand you've ever had your eye on

Who needs to try on lipstick IRL when you can do it without leaving your room?<p>You might remember Meitu, the selfie-editing app that brought you some …

Is the Canada Pension Plan fair? Hardly

The Canada Pension Plan may be the backbone of Canada's retirement income system but it is far from perfect.<p>The CPP contains some quirky rules that can be detrimental to your financial security, or that of your spouse if he or she survives you. The federal government can and probably should do …

6 display settings you should be using in Windows 10

In addition to introducing a number of fresh features, hidden gems and new and useful privacy settings, Windows 10 April 2018 Update now offers to fix blurry apps for you, an annoying problem you can run into when you pair a classic Windows app with a high-resolution display. I'll cover this new …

Vacant skyscrapers are an ‘albatross’ that Canada’s oil capital can’t shake off too soon

Naheed Nenshi was first elected mayor of Calgary in 2010 when the iconic Bow tower was rising to re-top the city’s skyline, new companies were …

99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years. The …

Scientists Have Recorded the Sound of Two Black Holes Colliding, and You Can Hear It Too

Something happened 3 billion years ago that changed the makeup of our prodigious universe forever. Two enormous black holes collided, resulting in an …

You can now control your entire smart home with a single command

Back in November, IFTTT rolled out one of the biggest redesigns the service has ever experienced.<p>In addition to a new site and a new look, what used to be referred to as recipes are now called applets. Brands with services on IFTTT were given special privileges for creating custom, multiservice …

Tax worker fired after biggest privacy breach at Revenue Canada

The Canada Revenue Agency has fired an employee for the biggest single privacy breach ever detected involving confidential taxpayer accounts.<p>The …

This Tiny Italian Town Will Pay You To Move There

Culture<p>Traveling This Summer? Shop Budget-Friendly Luggage<p>Culture<p>Go Somewhere Everyone On Instagram Isn’t Going This Summer—Poland<p>Culture<p>The Carry-On …

The Quantum Thermodynamics Revolution

As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they’re rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and …